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  • Five Minutes With Rayman Mathoda

    Rayman Mathoda, CEO of Xome Holdings LLC spoke to DS News on the evolution of the real estate industry, how technology is shaping the field-services business, and the real estate trends she foresees in 2019. Editor's note: This feature originally appeared in the February issue of DS News. ...

  • Ask the Economist with Mark Boud

    Here's what Mark Boud, SVP and Chief Economist at Metrostudy had to say about the trends in the housing market, the affordability crisis, and the reasons he was drawn to economics. Editor's Note: This interview originally appeared in the February issue of DS News. ...

  • Working in the Clouds

    Cloud-based file sharing can save money, increase security, and improve efficiencies for servicers. Here are five reasons it’s time to get your head—and your business—into the clouds. Editor’s note: This feature originally appeared in the February issue of DS News, out now. ...

  • Adapt, Evolve, and Remember the Basics

    As property technology innovation continues, field services companies must ensure they don’t lose their commitment to the human element along the way. Editor’s note: This feature appeared in the February issue of DS News, out now. ...

  • Unlocking Loss Mitigation

    If and when the current economic boom takes a downward turn, servicers will need to rely on three critical elements to help support their loss mitigation efforts: data, technology, and people. Editor’s note: This feature originally appeared in the February issue of DS News, out now. ...

In Massachusetts, Lost Notes Create Headaches for Services

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. In Massachusetts, in the seminal decision Eaton v. Federal National Mortgage Association, 462 Mass.569 (2012), the Supreme Judicial Court has held that the statutory power of ...

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Massachusetts Appeals Court Clarifies Demand Letter Ruling

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. Recently, in U.S. Bank, National Association as Trustee v. Milan, the Massachusetts Appeals Court provided further clarification on when the Pinti rule may be inapplicable. As ...

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Maryland Case Puts the Brakes on Foreclosures

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. On June 6, 2017, the Court of Special Appeals, Maryland’s intermediate appellate court, issued an opinion in the combined cases of Blackstone v. Sharma, Sept. 2015 ...

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The Top 25 Women of Law, Part 4

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. In the January issue of DS News, we were proud to introduce our section on 25 women lawyers who have made their marks in the legal industry. ...

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The Top 25 Women of Law, Part 3

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. In the January issue of DS News, we were proud to introduce our section on 25 women lawyers who have made their marks in the legal ...

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Distributing Insurance Funds After a Natural Disaster

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. One of the biggest mortgage servicing issues facing lenders in Texas, Florida, California, and other states that have suffered from declared disasters relates to insurance claims ...

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Georgia Addresses Statute on Execution of Documents

Despite the passage of time, many documents important to lenders and servicers in Georgia are not being executed in accordance with the new requirement passed by the Georgia legislature in 2015. Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now.

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Defining Debt Collectors

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. The United States Supreme Court, in Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc., settled a circuit court split and solidified what may turn out to be a ...

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Navigating Safe Harbors and HOAs

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeals (Fourth DCA) recently affirmed the extension of safe harbor protection provided to homeowner’s associations under §720.3085(2)(c), Florida Statute, to ...

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The Top 25 Women of Law, Part 2

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. In the January issue of DS News, we were proud to introduce our section on 25 women lawyers who have made their marks in ...

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